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The Sixties

The Sixties

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Written by Todd GitlinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Todd Gitlin

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • On Sale: July 1, 1993
  • Price: $21.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-37212-0 (0-553-37212-2)
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In this widely lauded history, Todd Gitlin takes students past the oversimplifications that surround the most pivotal decade since World War II, to reveal the many complex and often self-contradictory facets of the sixties' great movements.

"[A] thoughtfully-critical account of the '60's experience."--The Washington Post Book World

"A superb re-creation of that era."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Brave and intelligent."--The Boston Globe

Preface • Introduction • Part One-Affluence and Undertow: 1. Cornucopia and Its Discontents; 2. Underground Channels; 3. Enclaves of Elders • Part Two-The Movement: 4. Leftward Kicking and Screaming; 5. The Fused Group; 6. Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ' Round; 7. "Name the System" • Part Three-The Surge: 8. "Everybody Get Together;" 9. Public Nuisances; 10. Fighting Back; 11. The Other Side; 12. 1968; 13. The Decapitation of the Heroes; 14. The Crunch; 15. The Spring of Hope; 16. Women-Revolution in the Revolution; 17. The Implosion; 18. Fadeout; 19. Carrying On • Acknowledgments • Notes • Index